Monday, June 04, 2007

Seriously, folks

Where the hell does one find a muddler? I mean, in what actual store that is conveniently located near my home or work, not through which online vendor who will charge me ridiculous sums of money just to get my muddler here by Saturday?

Honestly, if the Mojito is the new Cosmo, shouldn't the usual merchants* have the necessary wares??


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* By "usual merchants," I of course mean Target, though I did check the gadget aisle at two grocery stores, a liquor store, and (gasp!) Wal-Mart as well. (I hate it when I resort to going in that place and then they don't even have what I need. Argh.)

P.S. Please don't make me go to Williams-Sonoma. They know I don't belong there, and they can smell my fear.

12 comments:

Poppy Cede said...

Sweetie, Williams-SONOMA. :)

NancyPearlWannabe said...

I got mine at Crate and Barrel, fairly inexpensive and cool. Also, if you get sick of the mojitos, I would highly recommend caipirinhas:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caipirinha

lizgwiz said...

I didn't even realize "muddler" was the name for that mashing thingy. How embarrassing--ignorance on something involving DRINKING? I'm mortified. And I would probably just be creative and use the end of a wooden spoon, or my wooden pestle.

stefanie said...

Poppy, what did I just say??

No, seriously, I didn't want to go there because I figured it would cost three times what it should. As it turns out, I don't think they have one anyway. At least, on their Web site they don't.


NPW--Thanks for the tips. I don't know off hand of a Crate & Barrel near me, but I'll check where the closest one is. So is a caipirinha basically a mojito without the mint? Also, do you have to consult a reference source every time you type that, or do you actually have that spelling down? :-)

Liz--A pestle would probably work, if I had one, which I don't. I figured a wooden spoon might be a sufficient backup, but since I've never made mojitos before, I figured I didn't want to chance anything with improvisation!

-R- said...

Bed Bath & Beyond claims to have a muddler. http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/searchSKU.asp?order_num=-1&SSTR=muddler&go=1&

Greg said...

Oooo... I'd go with #4. It won't get there by Saturday but when you DO get it, you'll look pretty cool.

Why don't any of these come with batteries? Like a 2-in-1 package-- before and after the drink? Something to think about, inventors everywhere.

Heather said...

When I make mojitos I use the end of a wooden spoon and it works perfectly. Honestly, this drink is so divine that it matters not that you are muddler-less. Enjoy.

NancyPearlWannabe said...

I've pretty much memorized the spelling by now. :) It's like a mojito minus the mint, only you use a sugar cane alcohol called cachaca which is delicious. And dangerous.

Also, every time I see the word "mudder" I get the song "Mother", by Danzig, in my head.

beingmccrary said...

I'm patiently waiting for the answers to our questions we asked a week or so ago. I'm enjoying every post until then....

stefanie said...

R--Thanks. I don't think there's one of those near me, either, but I do have a Linens n' Things nearby, and aren't they basically the exact same store?

Greg--Ew; did you just make this dirty? I think you did... If you're talking about what I think you're talking about, I think it would be a one-time use as a drink muddler once you switched over to the "after drink" use!

Heather--Thanks for the vote of confidence for the improvisational plans! Good to know it is, in fact, possible to muddle with a spoon. :-)

NPW--I don't think I know that song. I am old.

BMC--I know, I know; I am terrible! I ask you guys for a topic; you happily oblige; and then I don't deliver. The nerve. I'm sorry. I actually did finally start that post last night, but I didn't finish it soon enough to post. Oddly, I thought Poppy Cedes was the only one still waiting for those answers. Glad to know at least two people will still read it at this point. :-)

Anti Jen said...

Still looking? I've gotten one at Cost Plus before... They even had one shaped like a pig.

stefanie said...

A pig?? But why? (Oh what a foolish question. It's Cost Plus! Their kitchen area is filled with all sorts of unexpected whimsy.) I should have thought to look there; there's a Cost Plus right on my way home. Oh well. I've got one now.